Welcome to Twisted Sisters Website
Our thoughts and prayers and extended to the family and friends of Shelby Edwards who passed away on September 28. Shelby was the owner of Pappy's Quilting Place, who we purchased our store from. She was a great lady and beautiful quilter and will be missed by many.
OCTOBER FEATURE -- In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, our feature for October is 20% off all Pink fabric.
October 1 was the last day to bring in any quilts, etc. that you need Laurie to quilt for you. If you are working on items for Laurie to quilt after the holidays, we ask that you not bring them to the store until after December 20. Since Laurie is not accepting any more quilts until January, and with our store moving in November, we don't want to have to transport any quilts during the move.
In anticipation of our move, we have marked all of our sale fabric to $4 a yard. There are still a few bolts of fabric marked at $3 a yard. You can also see these items on our website under the SALE category.
NOVEMBER 3 (Saturday) - OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED THIS DAY. Mary and Sassy will be in Houston attending Quilt Market and Margaret has a meeting she needs to attend. Therefore, it is necessary for us to close the store that one day.
WOOLY BLOCK ADVENTURE
For those of you who like to work with wool, Wooly Block Adventure starts October 1. This is similar to Row by Row but uses wool. There are about 60 stores in the United States and Canada who participate in this project; 2 stores in Tennessee. You can stop in our store and get a free pattern or purchase a kit; you can also purchase the pattern and kit on our website. Wooly Block Adventure will be held until November 30 then it goes in hibernation until February 1. Stop in the store for more information or check out the Wooly Block Adventure website at Row by Row Experience.
STORE RELOCATION UPDATE
Things are going well with our relocation to 240 Gill Street in Alcoa. Since we have the key, we are setting up shelves and moving some things to the new location. However, since we can't take full possession until November, we are still operating at our current location. If you come to the store, you will begin to see some displays, samples, shelves, etc. being take down in preparation for our move.
We will be closed the week of November 12 for the actual move. We will reopen for business at our new location (240 Gill Street in Alcoa) on November 19. We will be closed only Thanksgiving Day that week. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will celebrate our grand re-opening the weeks of November 19 and 26.
Our new location is less than 1/2 mile from the current location. It is a stand-alone building and we have the entire building for our store. When you go to the store you will notice an upstairs; these are apartments and not retail space. However, in this move we are gaining approximately 1500 addition square feet. All of the parking spaces in front of the building are designated for our customers.
If you volunteered to assist with the move, we will be contacting you in a few weeks with some details. Thank you...we couldn't do it without you.
We are excited for the upcoming move and thank you in advance for your understanding of our closing dates and upcoming changes in anticipation of the move.
PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE (American Patchwork & Quilting) -- Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! At the beginning of the year we set a goal to receive 500 pillowcases donated for the benefit of Blount County Foster Parent Association and Blount Family Promise. Thanks to your generosity, we reached that goal and upped it to 700 pillowcases. We are happy to announce that we reached that goal also. Words cannot express how pleased we are with your generosity. We will be presenting the pillowcases to these 2 worthy organizations later this month. We will again begin collecting pillowcases once we move to our new location in November. We haven't determined what charities we will be collecting them for; if you have any suggestions, please let us know.
Pillowcase goal: 700
Pillowcases donated: 700
Pillowcases to achieve goal: 0
CLASSES -- We still have a few classes on the schedule; however, we are working on several classes for our new location. Since we know how busy everyone is during November and December due to the holidays, we will be scheduling a lot of these after January. However, we will sneak in a few classes for quick projects you can make for yourself and/or gifts. Watch our classes on the website or the store for more information.
UPCOMING QUILT SHOWS AND EVENTS IN THE AREA:
October 1-31 - Heritage Quilt Guild Show, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens TN
October 13 & 14 - Spooling Around Quilt Show in Loudon TN; cost is $6.00
November 9 & 10 - Southern Charm Quilt Show (Cookeville Crazy Quilters), Jefferson Church of Christ in Cookeville TN; contact Becky 931-644-9542 or
Ann 931-526-7889 for more information; or cookevillecrazyquilters.com
March 20-23, 2019 - A Mountain Quiltfest - 25th Silver Anniversary in Pigeon Forge
TENNESSEE BASKETMAKERS ASSOCIATION - ONGOING ANGEL BASKET PROJECT:
Angel Basket Project started in 2013 at Vanderbilt University. Their bereavement program at the Children's Hospital is looking for Moses-type baskets that could be given to families to safely transport their infants to funeral homes. Each basket will need a small blanket (30x30 to 32x32 inches) to swaddle the baby in. We will also need a pillow for each basket (11 x 14 inches) oval or rectangle. Please consider making a blanket and/or pillow to put in the basket. These can be knitted, crochet, sewn, etc. Colors should be very muted. Ideally, pillows should be made of a soft, satin like material, in white or cream. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-223-8278.
HANDICAP RAMP - We have a portable handicap ramp for people who need assistance into our store. If you are in need of this, please call ahead or have someone come in and let us know.
NOTE: Shipping cost will be determined at time order is filled. The quoted amount is an estimated cost. Cost will be lowered if applicable.
Twisted Sisters Quilt Shop is a locally owned quilt shop in Maryville, TN offering a wide selection of fabrics, notions, patterns, books and more. We offer a variety of classes for all skill levels as well as long-arm quilting and binding services.
We are located near the beautiful Smoky Mountain area. We are a member of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.